Merial Launches Cashback Offer for Circovac

by 5m Editor
19 April 2011, at 2:13pm

UK - Merial Animal Health has launched a cashback offer on its Circovac® PCV2 vaccine. The offer represents a 310 discount for every 25 sow dose or 100 piglet dose pack of Circovac® purchased by producers from their vet up to the end of July 2011.

Lynda Maris, Circovac® Brand Manager said: “We know that these are tough times for everyone in the industry, and that every little helps. As Circovac® is now licensed for piglets as well as sows, along with the cashback this means we can offer profitable PCV2 protection across the whole herd.“

Producers can obtain their cashback voucher when they purchase Circovac® from their vet. All they need to do is complete the voucher and return it together with proof of purchase to the freepost address provided and they will be directly sent a cheque for their cashback!

PCV2 (Porcine Circovirus Type 2) is widely acknowledged as being one of the greatest problems affecting the pig industry in recent years. Indeed it is estimated to cost up to 3468 million per annum across Europe. Furthermore, studies have demonstrated a marked Return on Investment ratio for vaccinating against PCV2 of at least 2.1:1 for piglet vaccination and 4.4:1 for sow vaccination1.

Circovac® was one of the first vaccines to market, and has been successfully used in sows since 2007. In January of 2011 it received a license for use in piglets as well. Ricardo Neto, Merial’s Veterinary Advisor, said: “Studies have shown that using Circovac® to vaccinate sows remains the most cost-effective way of protecting the herd against PCV21. However, we recognise that there are circumstances in which piglet, or piglet and sow, vaccination is appropriate. Circovac® now offers the only ‘whole herd’ solution to PCV2, allowing producers and vets to vaccinate piglets, gilts and sows.“

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